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Greetings to All,

The Armorial has been updated to reflect the items in this LOAR.

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk Herald


CALONTIR acceptances

* Antonia Stefani. Device change. Or, a thistle proper and on a chief vert three bees Or.

The submitter's previous device, Per pale Or and vert, in fess a sprig of three cherries, slipped and leaved proper, and a bee Or marked sable, a chief checky sable and argent, is released.

* Arinbj{o,}rn inn rauði. Name.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

* Caoimhin McKee. Badge. Azure, a fess between a tree and an eye Or irised azure, a bordure argent.

Artist's note: Please draw the foliage of the tree either solid, or with more randomized spacing in the branches. Commenters at the decision meeting wondered whether the two triangular piercings were separate charges that needed to be blazoned.

* Decimus Aemilius Scipio. Name.

Nice Roman name for the 3rd century B.C.E. through the 2nd century C.E.!

* Emerick Jones. Badge for Company of Scarlet. Sable, a shakefork gules fimbriated between the letters O, C, and S argent.

The submitter has received permission for his badge to conflict with the badge of Richard Wymarc, Sable, a shakefork gules fimbriated argent.

* Fabia Narcissa Patricia. Badge. Azure, three hand mirrors in pall inverted their handles conjoined argent between the letters F, N, and P Or.

* Gabriel Blackstone. Name and device. Per chevron sable and gules, in chief a dragon and a lion combattant Or.

Nice 16th century English name!

* Gwenwever Weasley. Name and device. Or, a fox sejant gules tail marked argent and on a chief azure an open scroll fesswise Or.

* Heinrich von Hohenheim. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Nice German name from the 14th century onwards!

* Jorunna Refsdottir. Name.

* Kateline l'archiere de Lyons. Name (see PENDS for device).

Although Kateline was documented as English on the Letter of Intent, it also appears in the 1292 Census of Paris, making this a nice late 13th century French name!

* Ki no Kotori. Alternate name Kári Gilsson.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

* Ki no Kotori. Alternate name change from Tacye Holyfield to Ægileif in kyrra.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

The submitter's previous alternate name, Tacye Holyfield, is released.

* Máire ingen Fheirgil. Name.

Submitted as Máire ingen Feirgil, standard Gaelic grammar requires the letter F- to lenite after ingen. Departure from standard Gaelic grammar is permitted, but the necessary number of period examples without lenition required by the July 2017 Cover Letter were not provided. Therefore, standard grammar applies and we have changed the name to Máire ingen Fheirgil for registration.

* Markolf Volkhart von Thüringen. Name.

After the close of commentary, Jeanne Marie Noir Licorne found evidence of the place name Thüringen spelled with the u-umlaut in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

* Moire inghean Néill. Device change. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a mullet of eight points counterchanged and on a chief azure a needle embowed argent.

The submitter's previous device, Azure, a phoenix and on a chief Or three mullets of eight points azure, is retained as a badge.

* Otto of Foxhall. Name change from Otto Augustin von Württemberg.

The submitter's previous name, Otto Augustin von Württemberg, is retained as an alternate name.

* Pádraig Ó hEisleanáin. Name and device. Argent, a pall azure cotised vert.

Nice device!

* Salma bint Maryam al-S{u-}'. Name and device. Vert, two chevronels argent between three owls Or.

CALONTIR pends 

* Kateline l'archiere de Lyons. Device. Per bend sinister argent and sable mullety Or, a lion salient guardant gules and in dexter chief an arrow fesswise sable.

This device has three charge groups, with one primary charge (lion) and two separate secondary charges (strewn mullets, arrow in canton). The arrangement of these charges are not attested in Appendix J of SENA, which requires all armory with three or more charge groups directly on the field to be documented. This would be grounds for return.

However, according to those involved in assembling Appendix J, the list of attested charge arrangements was done quickly at Pennsic's Herald's Point as the draft of SENA was being assembled. As the issue of the Appendix J restriction was not raised in commentary, this device is pended to document the arrangement of a primary non-ordinary charge, strewn secondary charges, and a separate non-ordinary secondary charge directly on the field (outside of the strewn field). See this month's Cover Letter for a broader request to fill in the gaps of Appendix J.

This was item 11 on the Calontir letter of December 7, 2018.


CALONTIR returns

* Heinrich von Hohenheim. Device. Per fess Or and sable, a torteau and three chevronels braced argent.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D2b, which states:

Mixing Ordinaries and Other Charges: While charge groups may have different types of charges, charge groups consist of either identical ordinaries or complex charges. Thus, a single charge group may not mix ordinaries with non-ordinaries or mix two types of ordinaries.

If either charge were to cross the line of division, they would cease to be co-primary and thus avoid this rule.

* Miakushka Loshkina. Device. Argent, an "octaskelion arrondi" purpure within a bordure gules.

This device is returned for lack of documentation of the primary charge. A triskelion arrondi is already a step from period practice for being an armorial motif not attested in period armory, and the submitter made no attempt to provide period documentation of either charges or motifs that would justify the expansion of that allowance. Indeed, the only documentation provided were five registrations of pentaskelions of various charges between October 1976 and December 2004. Even if we were to grant the substantial leeway provided by SENA of not having to document charges that were registered within the last decade (which the provided registrations do not meet) not one of the provided examples are compelling enough to allow for up to eight charges in a polyskelion.

The submitter's previous device submission, Argent, a polypus facing dexter purpure within a bordure gules, was returned on the September 2015 LoAR "for having some the polypus' tentacles extending above its head. Please see the May 2015 Cover Letter for information about a correct depiction." We actively encourage the submitter to return to the original design and make the few adjustments to the arms of the polypus.


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